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1991 xr200 old or new suspension???

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I was reading on the forum where several people said the best years for the xr200 were 86-90 and that in 1992 honda made a new suspension that was not as good. There is confusion about 1991. One guy said that honda did not make a 1991 xr200, but that cannot be true, because I own one.

Does the 1991 xr200 have the newer less desirable suspension found in 1992 or does it have the same suspension that came with the 86-90?

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Honda did not import any XR200Rs in 89 and 92.

Best suspension starting point for serious trail work is the 86-91 model. Your bike should have a remote reservoir for the rear shock with a clicker knob, indicating the good long travel shock.

Does the 1991 xr200 have the newer less desirable suspension found in 1992 or does it have the same suspension that came with the 86-90?

The later suspension may be less desirable for some users but that doesn't make 86-91 suspension 'good'. But with careful attention to sag adjustment and fork oil any 200 suspension can be OK depending on intended use and expectations. The XR200 and CRF150/230 have similar suspension issues so you will find good info on both forums.

Here is a link to a thread on the XR200 chassis that has links to other suspension threads: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=959294

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